A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Teaching tutoring centres a lesson won’t get to the root of Chinese students’ stress

  • While President Xi Jinping is right to focus on the problems in the education sector, cram schools are only the tip of the iceberg
  • Reform of the gaokao system is key to ending the unhealthy over-reliance on after-school tutoring

A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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